The most popular predictions about how our clothes will look in the future
Remember those science fiction movies where everybody is wearing the same silver spandex suits? The vast majority of people look the same and wear the same outfits day by day. Do you still think we will be wearing these space clothes in the future?
New technology is already shaping the clothes that we wear, but in 20 years time, we could be wearing outfits that can clean themselves. And perhaps they will be able to turn us completely invisible. People will be growing their own dresses and printing their own suits at home. The high-tech clothes of the future are going to do a lot more than just cover our bodies. Read on to find out more about the most popular predictions on future fashion.
Technology creates smarter clothes, but the wearable tech of the future is not just smartwatches. It is the new materials that can do the impossible things. Nanotechnology will allow us to get the second skin – “digital skin”. The biometric sensors on the textiles will be able to recognise if we are stressed out and calm us down with fresh perfume.
Technology is going to make our life easier, so imagine that there will be apps that can tell you if your shoelace is undone or smart clothes that can warn you if you are about to have an asthma attack.
Print out your clothes
Remember how we used to go to the physical stores to buy CDs there? And today we can easily download music as there are millions of songs available on the Internet. The same is going to happen with fashion as clothes are going to become more and more digital.
Would you like to be able to print your own clothes on a 3D printer? Imagine waking up in the morning and printing out a brand new outfit just in a sec! In the future, most of us will be having our own 3D printers at home. We will be able to print an entire outfit, including accessories and shoes. The best thing is that our clothes will be designed for our own body shapes, so they will perfectly fit.
Grow your own fabrics
Are you excited to have your own bio-fabricator? Soon we will be growing our own fabrics from microbial cultures. Imagine that you can have a dress created using bacteria or a silk pyjama manufactured using mushrooms. Also, all the vegans will be happy to know that leather jackets will be made from animal protein grown in a laboratory without ever going near actual animals.
In order to get rid of stains or spills you just need a spot of sunshine! Crazy, right? It will take less than 6 minutes for the textiles to clean themselves.
The future textile is covered with nanostructures which is invisible to the naked eyes. When the nanostructures are exposed to light, they create hot electrons which enable them to degrade organic matter, like spilt tomato sauce. So, think about throwing out your washing machine as self-cleaning textiles are already real.
Clothes that communicate
If you walk into a tech conference, you will see lots of weirdos who are speaking to their wrists (read smartwatches). But communication with our bodies is going to get even weirder in the near future. Soon you will be able to have a jacket with an interactive fabric. The point is to make us free from using our smartphones all the time. So, you will be able to order a taxi, take a selfie or silent your phone even without using your electronic devices.
We always feel hot one second and cold the next one. But future clothes are going to listen to our bodies. They will be able to control body temperature. Just imagine that you can wear a summer dress all year round! It will respond to fluctuating temperature and warm your body accordingly.
Clothes that can change the colour
Have you ever had a situation when you came to the party and there was someone else wearing the same dress as you? In the future, you will be able to change the colour of that dress by using an app. This is also very useful if you spill something on your white blouse. Imagine that you can change its colour to black and no one will ever know that you have a stain there.
Dresses that can help you escape when you feel uncomfortable, UV level-monitoring bikinis, blood oxygen-measuring hats, sign language translation gloves and a lot more. Those were some of the most popular predictions about how our clothes will look in the future. Soon we will not be interested in which designer or label made a certain fashion product. Instead, we will be asking what that product can actually do.
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